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Big doings in the West End Saturday

They're closing down the streets in Cloquet's West End business district Saturday, and everyone is invited for a trip into an idealistic version of the future. It will be a place where children play,... Full story


an a-maze-ing view

A.J. Miller from Drone Grown Photography went out to the RuRidge Corn Maze last week. The maze, in its fifth year off Carlton County Road 1 between Carlton and Wrenshall, opened Sept. 10 and features...


Celebrating Gordy: 'He had a really good heart'

Instead of a funeral, hundreds of coworkers and friends gathered with the family of Gordy Lundquist Sunday to remember the man they adored at the place that has become a Cloquet icon. It was a celebra...


Wright/Cromwell news

School is now underway and most of our kids and grandkids are back in the classroom. Let’s hope all goes well this year and they stay safe and well. Yoga has resumed on Mondays, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., at...


Wright/Cromwell news

The folks in Cromwell and the surrounding area celebrated a great weekend as Harvest Fest was a huge success. There were 194 steaks from the Farmers Co-op in Wright served at the Friday night fry....


Go celebrate the library Saturday

The Cloquet Public Library will host an open house to celebrate (belatedly, because of the pandemic) the completion of its new addition from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18. The library will... Full story


Harvest Festival in Cromwell

Head to Cromwell to celebrate the Harvest Festival Friday through Sunday, Sept. 10-12. There will be scarecrows found across the city; they were judged for their creativity this week. Tonight there...


Lake Superior Harvest Festival

The 27th Lake Superior Harvest Festival takes place Saturday and will feature several farms and vendors from Carlton County. The free event is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bayfront Festival park in Duluth. The Sustainable Farming Association calls it the...


Walk through local history

Hear accounts of local history from actors portraying prominent citizens of the past as you walk through Riverside Cemetery in Moose Lake. Meet Minnie Carlson Peterson, a heroic nurse from the 1918 Fires, businessman Claude Poston, pioneer family...


Wright/Cromwell news

Let’s hope the new school year goes well without Covid- 19 disruptions or outbreaks in our districts. Harvest Fest is this weekend; check out all the activities on the Facebook page. Also, the area...


History mystery

This week's History Mystery entry comes from Marilyn Kiehl of rural Cloquet. She received the above photo from neighbor Lorraine Henschel and is wondering who is in this picture and what event they... Full story


Get a load of labor day

Photos of Labor Day festivities...


Old-time farming fun

The sights and sounds of the Lakehead Harvest Show near Esko this past weekend were all about nostalgia for farm equipment and other machinery from days gone by, especially machines powered by steam.... Full story


Dressing it up

The Carlton County Riders, an ATV club, outfitted a Carlton Fire Department ATV with an additional $1,500 in accessories including a rear winch, steel roof, front rack, 12-volt high-water pump and a...


Wright/Cromwell news

Thank you to all the folks involved with the Carlton County fair last month, especially those who volunteered at the Little Red Schoolhouse: Bev Clemons, Rick Gresczyk, Eleanor Eskuri, Helen...


Horse courses at county fair

Horses were a big part of the action last weekend at the Carlton County Fair in Barnum....


The past comes to life at Lakehead Harvest Show

The Lakehead Harvest Show returns Friday for its 60th annual show with daily activities from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m Friday through Sunday, Aug. 27-29 at 70 E. St. Louis River Road near Esko. Old steam engines will roar and splutter, moving tractors or... Full story


Creative night out features painting

Come to Cloquet’s West End from 4-7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27 to hang out with artists and learn more about activities going on in the most historic part of town. There will be a plein air “paint out” near the Cloquet Chamber, an ivory garden... Full story


Go for a stroll and read in forest on Saturday

The Cloquet Forestry Center at 175 University Road, Cloquet, is the site for the latest “story strolls” sponsored by the Cloquet Public Library on Saturday, Aug. 28. Enjoy two story strolls: “The Forever Sky” by Thomas Peacock and “Fry... Full story


Fair draws a big crowd

After a slow start to the Carlton County Fair on a hot Thursday, attendance numbers rose as the temperatures dropped. "It was absolutely full on Saturday," said fair manager Lindsey Larson. "We though...


Wright/Cromwell news

The Farmers Cooperative board of directors welcomed Doreen Warner to the board Aug. 17 at its reorganization meeting. They say a fond farewell to Scott Ferry for his years on the board and thank him...


Free Range films return

The heat is finally breaking this late Friday afternoon on another 90-something degree day in Carlton County. The dry, hot summer has the poplars yielding, yet it still seems far too early for downed... Full story


Carlton County fair kicks off today

After being canceled last year due to Covid-19, the Carlton County fair is back, running Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 19-22. There are many different activities and sights for locals to enjoy,... Full story


Faith hits grounds, stage at Wood City

The annual Christian music festival made its comeback after missing 2020 due to Covid and had a good day, according to organizers, although attendance was down somewhat. Like many things after the... Full story


Carlton news

Although summer is winding down, we can still enjoy the warm temperatures and our favorite ice cream treat. I thought back to when I was a kid and my mom would buy one pint of ice cream from...


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